STG go back to back as Warringah edge closer
It’s called the Forager Sydney Triathlon Premier League for a reason and Club Championships had the premier performances on full display!
Warrignah and Balmoral both maxed out to secure 50 points in Forster but on tie break, Warrigah take the round on 77points to Balmorals 57. Gilbert, Nichols, Sanderson, Ward, Campbell, and Walker were the cream of the crop, all taking out their age-groups and securing top performance points for the Wave. Warringah finished the season brilliantly to finish 2nd overall and have their eyes firmly on next years title.
After their stellar performance, Balmoral jump from the foot of the ladder (and a possible relegation) to finish fourth overall – a wonderful effort in the final round. Performances from Gibson, Mack, Nyland, Smale, Matthews and Schneider were all standouts, as they took out their respective age-groups.
The Coogee Comments made the most of their final performance of the season, impressing with 49points and finishing on the podium in 3rd overall for ICL04. Danyella Eberle took the win and four points for her individual performance and was well supported by Keenan, Richmond, Sumsky & Kearns who also finish on the podium.
The Sydney Tri Giants have bene dominant all season and a 41-point performance at Club Champs was enough to see them win back-to-back titles and cap off another excellent year. Verry, Disley & Douglas played their job to perfection each picking up four points and individual wins.
Sam Douglas head coach of STG highlighted the clubs’ efforts to race as much as possible and challenged other clubs to rise to the occasion when they go the triple title in ICL05.
“The STPL win is another feather in the cap for the members of STG. As a club we try and race as much as possible as you can always learn something from every race. I invite all clubs to come and try to take the triple away from us next year”.
Balance Bolt put in a fine performance to score 32 points, but even podium performances to Annabella Ciantar and Jocie Evison weren’t enough to save from relegation to Sydney Triathlon League for ICL05 – with just a single point determining their fate.
The Schofield Twins put on a show at the finish line, as the Rozelle Pulse pulled off a miracle picking up 30 points and saving themselves from relegation. Up by just one point, they’ll return to Premier League next season. Emma Olson-Keating continued her impressive form, clocking some of the fastest times of the day before finishing second in her age-group and third female overall.
Cronulla wrapped another solid season in Forster, picking up 28points with Lucita Poblete and Jarrod Crump both finishing on the podium. The sharks find themselves sitting in the middle of the ladder as they finished ICL04 in fifth position ahead of Hills.
Concord TC looked safe from relegation ahead of CCs in Forster but an 18point haul wasn’t enough as they dropped to 9th overall and will find themselves in League 1 next season. Promising performances from Jane Davies & Jane Spalding mean they won’t go down without a fight in ICL05, hinting at League 1 that they’ll be a force to be reconned with moving forward.
The Hills Red Army were down on numbers and the 2022 TNSW Club Champs turned out to be one of their quieter battles. Leaving with just 16 points, the Red Army count their lucky stars as they miss relegation by just two points – a season that seems them drop to their lowest (6th) finish in ICL history. With numbers & hunger in equal proportions, we have no doubt hills will return stronger in season 2022/23.
Bondi Brats picked up a quiet 10 points to finish their season at the bottom of the ladder. A position that sees them relegated back to League 1 after just a single season in the Premier League. They’ll head back to the drawing board as we look towards ICL05 and prepare themselves for old foes in League 1.
Forager Sydney Triathlon League ICL04
|1||Sydney Giants (STG)||130.5||25||25 (30.5)||14.5||14.5||10.5||41|
|2||Warringah Waves||102.5||3.5||1.5-||21||12||14.5||50 (76)|
|4||Balmoral Purple Thunder||77.5||0||0||19.5||3.5||4.5||50 (57)|
|5||Cronulla Sharks||73.5||0||25 (37.5)||7||10||3.5||28|
|6||Hills Red Army||63.5||5||11.5-||20||9||2||16|